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LEAD training aims  to strengthen a  rank-and-file union

LEAD training aims  to strengthen a  rank-and-file union

A diverse group of 100 rank-and-file members and elected leaders attended the ILWU’s Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training in Seattle on May 7-12. The week- long education program seeks to provide tools that attendees can take back to their local unions that will encourage new leadership and more membership involvement – both fundamental tenants [&hellip

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Local 20 gets new contract with Rio Tinto at Port of LA

Local 20 gets new contract with Rio Tinto at Port of LA

A new five-year contract has been ratified covering 77 members of ILWU Local 20 who work on a private dock at the Port of Los Angeles where they load and process materials mined at Rio Tinto’s giant borate mine and plant in the Mojave Desert that employs over 500 members of Local 30 in Boron, [&hellip

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West Coast Longshore contract extension passing in early returns

West Coast Longshore contract extension passing in early returns
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Australia meeting celebrates union merger

Australia meeting celebrates union merger

ILWU officials travelled to Australia in early April to witness the historic merger of two militant labor unions

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Alaska Secretary-Treasurer training

Alaska Secretary-Treasurer training

The workshop focused on providing training and resources to union officers who are responsible for overseeing the financial health of local unions

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Longshore Caucus delegates meet; proposed contract  extension goes to membership

Longshore Caucus delegates meet; proposed contract  extension goes to membership

A majority of Longshore Caucus delegates voted on April 28 to refer the employer’s proposed extension to a ratification vote by the membership.

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ILWU Longshore Caucus delegates meet in San Francisco; Proposed contract extension goes to membership vote

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 28, 2017) – Nearly 90 delegates from 29 West Coast ports from San Diego, CA, to Bellingham, WA, who were elected by rank and file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Longshore Division (ILWU), convened this week in San Francisco to review a wide range of issues, including an [&hellip

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New Ferry service with union workers

New Ferry service with union workers

Members of the Inlandbaotmen’s Union (IBU) helped ensure a smooth transition on March 6 when commuter ferry service from Tiburon to San Francisco was transferred from the Blue & Gold Fleet to Golden Gate Transit District. The seamless transfer provided peace of mind for over 200,000 commuters who depend on the Tiburon ferry to get [&hellip

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Local 63’s Netra Brown: woman of distinction

Local 63’s Netra Brown: woman of distinction

March is Women’s History Month when women everywhere are recognized in a variety of ways for the many contributions they make to society. In the California State Legislature, women across the state are honored by members of the state Senate and Assembly. More than 100 women who live, work, or volunteer in California Assembly District [&hellip

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ILWU members train to resist immigration raids

ILWU members train to resist immigration raids

ILWU members joined with other workers, community organizations and church groups on Saturday, February 25th at a union hall in Hayward,

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